Blue C.R.E.W. - Cops & Rangers Educating Waterloo Region
The Kitchener Rangers are proud of their partnership with the Waterloo Regional Police Services, otherwise known as Blue C.R.E.W. Cops and Rangers Educating Waterloo Region is a program that’s unique to both hockey and policing. This program will forward a strong partnership between both organizations that builds on each others respective assets.
Every player on the Rangers roster has been matched up with a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Teams will work collectively as youth educators and role models, guiding one another through the rewards and challenges of community stewardship, with the hope of building a long lasting camaraderie.
The Rangers and the Waterloo Regional Police both share common goals directed toward building a safe and healthy Waterloo Region.
The goal of the Blue C.R.E.W. is to help educate our community, particularly elementary school children, on such topics as leadership, respect, pride and teamwork.
What better way to present these skills to our community than through “Cops and Rangers”- two organizations that are built on these very foundations.
As this program grows you will notice the Blue C.R.E.W. at multiple community events such as school and hospital visits, safety events and more.
The 2018 Sun Life Finanical Kids In Gear Charity Drive once again gave one lucky fan a chance to drive away in a brand new, 2018 SUV! Congratulations to this year’s grand prize winner, who was selected during the first intermission of the Rangers home game vs. the Erie Otters on January 19, 2018; Steve P. who walked away with a 2018 RAV4!
Steve won the choice of one of THREE vehicles:
-a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 1LT
-a 2018 Toyota Rav4 FWD XLE
-a 2018 Mazda CX5 FWD GS
(VALUED AT $30,000 – $35,000)
Other fantastic prizes were also up for grabs, including: $2,500 cash, Troy-Bilt 30 inch 3-Stage Snowblower (VALUED AT $1,899), $1,000 fuel card from Hogg Fuels, One free KMHA registration (VALUED AT $505), and Two free Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registration (VALUED AT $150 each)
Tickets were available beginning October 24, 2017 for $20 each, or 3 for $50.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefitted the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program.
All winners have been contacted by telephone by a member of the Kitchener Rangers or KMHA organization. Congratulations to the following:
2018 Toyota Rav 4 FWD XLE
Troy-Bilt 30 inch 3-Stage Snowblower
$1,000 fuel card from Hogg Fuels
Kim and Quinn Scott
One free KMHA registration
One free Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registration (two winners)
Ticket # 0435
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Many children ranging in age from infant to 16-years-old within our region along with their families deal with childhood cancer on a daily basis.
The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Rangers forward and current member of the Vegas Golden Knights, David Clarkson, to run a program called Clarky’s Kids.
Kitchener Rangers Clarky’s Kids provides children from Grand River Hospital’s POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Satellite Centre the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches in and out of the hospital. As well, this program continues to raise funds that aid in the support of local families and siblings dealing with a child that has cancer.
From 2002 to 2005, Clarkson spent countless hours supporting local community programs. His goodwill and commitment to both the team and the region have inspired numerous people of all ages. He was honoured with the Ted Scharf Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04 for being the Kitchener Rangers Humanitarian of the Year. “It’s great to be able to come back and support a community that supported me when I played here.” – David Clarkson
SUPPORT CLARKY’S KIDS
PLACE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE
Do you know someone special that has a birthday, anniversary or graduation coming up? Surprise them with a celebration message on our centre ice video board! All proceeds go to support Clarky’s Kids. Click here to find out more.
MAKE A DONATION
All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and babysitting during their child’s cancer treatment.
By mail: Kitchener Rangers, 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8
Cheques may be made payable to Kitchener Rangers/Clarky’s Kids. Tax receipts are issued directly to you from POGO and Grand River Hospital Foundation.
In person: Rangers administration office, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6
M-F, 9:30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Entrance off of parking lot ‘A’
GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL’S POGO SATELLITE CENTRE
For the past 25 years, POGO has been working on behalf of Ontario’s childhood cancer community to continually improve care for children with cancer.
The clinic located at Grand River Hospital is one of six POGO satellite oncology clinics in the Province of Ontario set up to deliver cancer care closer to home.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM
Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing.
POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001
We look forward to continuing to bring together members of our community in the 2018-19 season. The Kitchener Rangers Community Corner offers community, not-for-profit and charitable groups the opportunity to market their brand at our game free of charge.
COMMUNITY CORNER INCLUDES:
- Your event/group/organization logo to be shown on our centre ice video board. Your logo is placed in our Community Corner video.
- One 6 foot table with two chairs in our designated Community Corner where you may present your messaging as fans enter the venue.
- Space for two (2) volunteers to help share your group’s message.
Run on a first come, first served basis. Event organizer must complete the online application below in full. In order to qualify for this request you must be a charitable organization, community group, or non-profit organization. The Kitchener Rangers are only able to accommodate each group/organization once during the OHL season.
- Event organizer must complete the application form in full to be considered.
- We will not accept applications from third party fundraisers, groups or businesses or personal/team fundraising.
- Priority is given to those located in Waterloo Region.
- One application per year/per group is allowed.
- Group/organization must adhere to regular ticket holder policy: OHL policy dictates that there will be no audio recording, video recording or photography from a camera with lenses larger than 35mm or SLR camera equipment. Flash photography from personal cameras is strictly prohibited. Management reserves the right to refuse admission or expel from the premises any person whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable. Ticket holder acknowledges all risks incidental to any game or event and hereby agrees to assume same. Holder consents to reasonable examinations of his/her person and effects to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, by-laws and facility regulations and rules.
- No more than two (2) volunteers will be allowed access.
- Activities at your Community Corner must not conflict with any Rangers promotions. You must have approval by Rangers for all activities you wish to host at your Community Corner table. Your application must include information pertaining to the set up of your table to be considered.
- Volunteers must touch base with Rangers upon arrival and table must be set up before the venue opens to the public: 1.5 hours prior to game time.
- Table must not be left unattended at any time during game.
- Volunteers and staff at the table should conduct themselves in a manner of which they would behave at the organizations facilities.
You will be contacted within 2-4 business days of submitting your application unless otherwise noted. Approved applicants will be emailed with confirmation of their game date and will be required to confirm back to the Rangers within two business days or run the risk of the date being provided to an alternate group or organization.
SCHEDULE OF AVAILABILITY
Our 2018-19 Community Corner applications are now open. Please fill out the form below to be considered.
|Date / Time / VS||Community Corner Group||More Info / Website|
|Fri, Sep 21 vs FLNT||The Coping Centre||Click here|
|Fri, Sep 28 vs OTT||Hockey Helps the Homeless||Click here|
|Fri, Oct 5 vs SAG||Not Available|
|Sun, Oct 7 vs SBY||Not Available|
|Fri, Oct 19 vs GUE||Fireside Subs Public Safety Foundation||Click here|
|Fri, Oct 26 vs SSM||Junior Achievement Waterloo Region||Click here|
|Tue, Oct 30 vs GUE||Child Witness Centre||Click here|
|Fri, Nov 2 vs WSR||Advanced Tactical Training and Communication Search and Rescue||Click here|
|Sun, Nov 4 vs LDN|
|Fri, Nov 9 vs SAR||Not Available|
|Fri, Nov 16 vs SAG|
|Tue, Nov 20 vs SAR||Special Olympics||Click here|
|Fri, Nov 23 vs ER|
|Fri, Nov 30 vs NIAG||Not Available|
|Fri, Dec 7 vs NB||Not Available|
|Sun, Dec 9 vs KGN|
|Tue, Dec 11 vs OSH||Not Available|
|Fri, Dec 28 vs BAR|
|Tue, Jan 1 vs PBO|
|Fri, Jan 4 vs OS|
|Fri, Jan 11 vs GUE||Cambridge Ice Hounds||Click here|
|Sun, Jan 13 vs LDN|
|Fri, Jan 18 vs WSR|
|Sun, Jan 20 vs OS|
|Fri, Jan 25 vs FLNT||Not Available|
|Fri, Feb 1 vs OS|
|Fri, Feb 8 vs HAM||Not Available|
|Tue, Feb 12 vs ER|
|Fri, Feb 22 vs SSM|
|Sun, Feb 24 vs MISS|
|Fri, Mar 1 vs LDN|
|Sun, Mar 3 vs GUE|
|Fri, Mar 8 vs ER|
|Fri, Mar 15 vs OS|
Fan Fest and Barbecue
The Kitchener Rangers are kicking off the 2018-19 season with fun, food and friends at our annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation!
The annual Fan Fest and Barbecue takes place at The Aud on Sunday, September 2, 2018 starting at 10am as part of the Kitchener Rangers 2018 Preseason Showcase.
Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!
The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, as always, is on hand to collect new or gently used hockey equipment. Fans are encouraged to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture.
Following the BBQ, the Rangers host the final game of the Preseason Showcase vs. the North Bay Battalion at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door with general seating for the game.
Hockey Day in Rangers Nation
The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club had a great time at this season’s Hockey Day in Rangers Nation which took place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Aud.
EXCLUSIVE RANGERS GAME DAY EXPERIENCE:
● Player gift package
● 1 hour game between 9am – 5pm
● Announcer/Video score clock
● National anthem
● Dressing room attendant
● Post game meal
● Highlight video during the Rangers game the next day on the centre ice video board
Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is an annual event that is offered free to the participants, however teams are required to purchase a minimum of 30 tickets to the Rangers’ home game the following afternoon.
Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award
Applications for this year’s Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship are now open.
The Kitchener Rangers’ Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship is an award available to students from the Region of Waterloo entering first-year undergraduate studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution.
In 2005, the name of the award was changed to honour long time Rangers education consultant Ivan Tennant and since then, has awarded more than $173,000 to students. The Scholarship Fund is administered through the KW Community Foundation.
The response from the community and previous recipients has been very positive and the scholarship program has become a large part of our proud Rangers tradition.
Awards are not based solely on academic performance and will be paid in the second semester directly to the recipient’s post-secondary institution. Recipients will be invited to attend a Kitchener Rangers home game and participate in a pre-game on-ice ceremony in recognition of their award.
Download your application form to apply.
Application deadline: Monday, July 16, 2018
Successful applicants will be notified by October 1, 2018.
Applications may be dropped off in person at the Kitchener Rangers business office at The Aud during regular business hours or submitted by mail.
Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
1963 Eugene George Way
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 0B8
Mon-Fri 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The Kitchener Rangers are pleased to announce they will host a Preseason Showcase at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium from August 31 – September 2, 2018. Along with the Rangers, the Showcase will feature the North Bay Battalion and Saginaw Spirit, as well as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Moncton Wildcats.
All teams will meet over the course of the weekend, with three games per team for a total of six weekend games.
Tickets to the Preseason Showcase are $10 for a weekend pass which provides entry to all games, or $5 per game. Seating for the games will be general admission.
Tickets are available via presale starting Monday, August 20 at the Kitchener Rangers business office only (not available online or through Centre in the Square) and are cash only sales. The Kitchener Rangers business office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm.
Tickets will also be available day of game at the door; cash only sales.
All proceeds will go to support the Children’s Wish Foundation.
The Rangers annual Fan Fest and Barbecue, also in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation, will take place on Sunday, September 2 starting at 10am prior to the Rangers’ final game of the Preseason Showcase at 2pm.
During Fan Fest, fans will have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides.
The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program will also be accepting donations of new or gently used hockey equipment for youth in need in Waterloo Region.
RBC School Tour
The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club and RBC have partnered to offer schools in the Waterloo Region the opportunity to participate in the RBC School Tour. Comprised of the Read with the Rangers program and the Rangers Captain’s Clinic, the RBC School Tour brings the fun of Kitchener Rangers hockey to your classroom.
READ WITH THE RANGERS
Read with the Rangers is a program that focuses on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students will have the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players and learn a little more about the players’ experiences with reading and education. Recommended for students JK – Grade 3.
Two Rangers players will visit your classroom, read one book (provided by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club) and discuss the material with your class, covering important lessons like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork. Once the reading portion of the program is completed, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).
RANGERS CAPTAIN CLINIC
Rangers Captains Clinic is a program that focuses on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills from some of Canada’s top junior hockey players. Students will have the opportunity to practice hockey specific skills and utilize these skills in a game with their favourite Rangers players. Recommended for students Grades 2 and up.
Two Rangers players will visit your gym class and lead the students in a hockey training session designed especially for them. The players will explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to their game. At the conclusion of the training session, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).
Schools interested in hosting a Captain’s Clinic MUST provide the following equipment: floor hockey sticks and protective eyewear (enough for the full class and the Rangers), four (4) hockey nets, two (2) balls and two (2) referees.
Applications to take part in the RBC School Tour during the 2018-19 season will open soon.
To learn more about the program, please email Rochelle Thiel, Retail & Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembrance Day Jersey Auction
The 2018 Remembrance Day Jersey Auction will be held on November 9, 2018 when the Rangers host the visiting Sarnia Sting at 7:30pm. This year will mark the 14th season the Rangers have worn a commemorative jersey.
Fans will be able to place bids to purchase the special game-worn jerseys through a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund.
Last year, the Remembrance Day Jersey Auction took place on November 10, 2017 when the team faced the Windsor Spitfires.
The 2017-18 commemorative Remembrance Day jersey crest was inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Paying tribute to the Canadians that fought in France one hundred years ago and honouring all those who are and have been a part of the Canadian Forces.
Special Hockey Benefit Game
On January 30, 2018 the Kitchener Rangers hosted the 11th annual Special Hockey benefit game which saw the Kitchener Ice Pirates take on the Kitchener Rangers at The Aud.
Admission to the game was complimentary and monetary donations were welcomed at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Kitchener Ice Pirates.
The Rangers alternate benefit games between the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates, and will face the Ice Hounds again in the 2018-19 season. A date for the game has yet to be announced.
The Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates are two local hockey teams comprised of more than 100 children and adults who have developmental or physical challenges that prevent them from participating in traditional hockey programs. The goal of both teams is to provide individuals with an opportunity to experience the great Canadian game in a setting where there are no age groups, no tryouts, and everyone has a role. Players don’t need to know how to skate, hold a stick or handle a puck though many of them do this very well. All that is required is a heart and desire to do what many others take for granted; being part of a team, learning about teamwork and most of all having fun playing Canada’s game. The teams travel all over southwestern Ontario to face other teams in many major cities. Friendships are made during these games and the experiences will last a lifetime.
Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear
Launched in August 2010, the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program assists with the collection and purchase of hockey equipment for youth who require financial support in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. The equipment collected is ultimately sold to a local sports store that provides credits to purchase new equipment for Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) and the Donna’s Kids Program. The program also provides financial support and assists with playing fees for families.
HOCKEY EQUIPMENT DONATION
Equipment donations can be brought throughout the season to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association during their regular business hours of operation. KMHA is located at 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1.
PRE-GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION
Each season an online auction is held for the chance to own special edition warm-up jerseys worn by the Rangers prior to each home game. The jersey auction for the 2017-18 season is now closed. Auction ended on March 22, 2018 07:22:00 PM EDT. Details on the 2018-19 auction are coming soon.
RANGERS PENALTY KILL DONATION, COURTESY OF HEFFNER TOYOTA
For every successful 2017-18 Rangers penalty kill in the regular season and playoffs, Heffner Toyota donated $10 to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear.
MASK DESIGN CONTEST WINNER: Our 2017-18 Mask Design winner was revealed at the game on Friday, March 2, 2018 versus the Oshawa Generals.
KIDS IN GEAR AND DAVID ARRIGO
This season, Sun Life Financial and the Kitchener Rangers are working with artist David Arrigo to bring the Kids in Gear program to life through a series of goalie mask design initiatives including a Kids In Gear Mask Design contest for children 12 years old and under, with David painting the winning design. David is a renowned artist known for his artwork across the sports/ corporate industry /private commissions (unique and bold designs; helmets, motor vehicles, murals, etc.). Winner will be announced soon. Contest is closed.
KMHA AND DONNA’S KIDS
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, as part of their mandate, provides financial support for children in this community who, without our assistance, would not be afforded the opportunity to participate in organized hockey in the City of Kitchener. Monies for this cause have been donated by various individuals and organizations over the years, however with increasing demands we have the need to provide further support for this program. One hundred percent of the funds raised are channeled directly to either purchase equipment for children or subsidize registration costs.
Looking for support for your child? Contact:
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association’s Donna’s Kids program
Looking to make a monetary donation? Contact:
Treena Hennessey at 519-576-3700 or email@example.com
Looking to make an equipment donation?
New or gently used hockey equipment donations may be dropped to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association at 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1
Teddy Bear Toss
23 years. 143,179 donated bears.
The Kitchener Rangers were once again amazed by the generosity of Rangers Nation in the spirit of the holiday season at the 23rd annual Teddy Bear Toss Game on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 when the Rangers hosted the Windsor Spitfires. The 24th annual Teddy Bear Toss will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 when the Rangers play host to the visiting Oshawa Generals at 7pm.
Another record number of bears were thrown to the ice in 2017 – 10,908 – when Adam Mascherin scored his 17th goal of the season, and first Teddy Bear goal, at 15:24 of the first period. This season all bears will once again be redistributed to less fortunate members of our community just in time for the holidays.
Again this season, the Kitchener Rangers will partner with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, a national charity dedicated to providing children from financially disadvantaged families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and physical activity.
|Date of Game||Teddy Bear Goal Scorer||Time of Goal||First Goal of Game||Opponent & Result||No. of Bears Collected|
|Dec. 5, 2017||Adam Mascherin||1st 15:24||No||8-5 L vs. WSR||10,908|
|Dec. 7, 2016||Connor Bunnaman||2nd 1:27||No||5-1 L vs. MIS||10,527|
|Dec. 8, 2015||Connor Bunnaman||1st 12:51||Yes||5-2 W vs. GUE||10,190|
|Dec. 9, 2014||Liam Maaskant||1st 1:12||Yes||7-4 W vs. ER||9,882|
|Dec. 10, 2013||Nick Magyar||1st 12:28||Yes||6-4 L vs. LDN||9,645|
|Dec. 4, 2012||Brent Pedersen||1st 6:28||Yes||3-2 SOL vs. GUE||8,870|
|Dec. 6, 2011||Zach Lorentz||1st 7:54||Yes||4-2 W vs. LDN||7,762|
|Dec. 7, 2010||Matt Tipoff||1st 0:56||Yes||4-3 W vs. GUE||6,952|
|Dec. 8, 2009||Jason Akeson||1st 12:13||No||5-2 W vs. GUE||6,831|
|Dec. 3, 2008||Jason Akeson||2nd 13:10 [SHG]||No||4-2 L vs. ER||6,528|
|Dec. 5, 2007||Justin Azevedo||2nd 9:37||No||5-4 OTL vs. BRA||6,013|
|Dec. 5, 2006||Kevin Henderson||1st 15:42 [PPG]||No||4-3 W vs. MIS||5,666|
|Dec. 7, 2005||Yves Bastien||1st 7:23||Yes||3-2 W vs. LDN||5,472|
|Dec. 8, 2004||Mike Duco||1st 18:25||No||5-3 L vs. LDN||5,096|
|Dec. 16, 2003||Jesse Boucher||1st 11:38||No||4-4 Tie vs. MIS||5,069|
|Dec. 3, 2002||Evan McGrath||1st 0:20||Yes||3-2 W vs. GUE||5,051|
|Dec. 4, 2001||Jeff Szwez||2nd 18:11||No||3-3 Tie vs. GUE||4,607|
|Dec. 12, 2000||Steve Eminger||1st 7:10||No||4-2 W vs. LDN||4,305|
|Dec. 10, 1999||Mike Mazzuca||1st 8:23||Yes||6-4 W vs. TOR||4,265|
|Dec. 1, 1998||Serge Payer||1st 10:11||Yes||5-3 L vs. ER||3,896|
|Dec., 1997||Jeff Ambrosio||2,100|
|Dec., 1996||Darcy Harris||2,092|
|Dec., 1995||Paul Traynor||1,452|
One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in organized sports or physical activities, meaning many kids are missing out on a chance to be competitive, learn fair play, and the spirit of companionship. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers so that children can participate in organized sports and physical activity by helping to cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation for children who meet Jumpstart’s funding criteria.
To apply for assistance, call our toll free number at 1-877-616-6600 and based on your postal code a representative will provide a contact on the closest Jumpstart chapter. To find out more information about Jumpstart, please visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.
Tim Hortons Timbit Game
Perhaps the most traditional game night program is the Tim Hortons Timbit Minor Hockey Intermission Game. For most game nights, two area teams participate in a six-minute game on the ice during the second period intermission. The participating teams are provided Tim Hortons jerseys for the evening to wear in their respective games.
This program is perhaps the most popular and successful intermission program that the Rangers present on each game night. This program is an excellent support vehicle for minor hockey associations and allows the participating children the thrill of playing on the ice that the Kitchener Rangers players and many other professional hockey players have played on!
This intermission game includes girls and boys teams primarily from ages 5-8. Teams from all over Southwestern Ontario including Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, Tavistock, New Hamburg, Listowel, Woodstock and other surrounding towns and villages have worn the red, white and blue of the Rangers/Tim Hortons mini games.
If your minor hockey team(s) would be between the ages of 5-8 and would like to participate this season, please contact Zach Foss at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 576-3700 ext. 238.